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wheel bearing idea???????

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by tacomaman06, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. Jul 7, 2010 at 6:20 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    how about this............one of those sharp needle deals that you can get for the end of a grease gun............couldnt you re-grease the wheel bearings that way instead of having to press out/in with new ones?? wouldnt that make them last longer?? i have been thinking about it...since pressing them in and out is such a pita.
     
  2. Jul 7, 2010 at 6:26 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Never tried it myself......It may prolong their death.
     
  3. Jul 7, 2010 at 6:27 PM
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    You can't grease sealed bearings.
     
  4. Jul 7, 2010 at 6:31 PM
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    sure.....if the one side is rubber sealed...then yes you could. thats how these bearings are.
     
  5. Jul 7, 2010 at 6:32 PM
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    thats what i was thinking.......at least get more life outta them. i think i'll give it a try......use some mobil1 synthetic grease or some synthetic "green" farm type grease.
     
  6. Jul 7, 2010 at 6:37 PM
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    Do they have zerk fittings on them, or a plug you could put a zerk in?
     
  7. Jul 7, 2010 at 6:39 PM
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    If you do it periodically, I don't see why not. You can be the test case;) What is the price of failure???
     
  8. Jul 7, 2010 at 6:48 PM
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    no....just a rubber seal on the side.

    hmm...cant remember what i paid for my bearings and seals....and gotta get the abs ring rotor if you have abs...plus pay to have them pressed out/in...........not cheap.
     
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